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FBI reviewing ‘copious amounts’ of info on Fiore provided by opponent

By: - July 15, 2021 4:07 pm
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Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore (Facebook profile photo).

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Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore (Facebook profile photo).

FBI agents are already combing through correspondence provided by Las Vegas City Council candidate Sarah Ashton-Cirillo regarding her opponent, Councilwoman Michele Fiore, according to Ashton-Cirillo, who says she’s had “multiple contacts, over the course of several days” with the FBI.  

Ashton-Cirillo says her interview with agents scheduled for Thursday was postponed to allow her campaign’s newly-hired attorney to get up to speed.  

“Based on the copious amounts of information in my possession, some given to me directly by Michele and her political allies, and their highly sensitive content, I’ve retained Paul Padda as my campaign’s attorney, since we expect this matter may unfold in a multitude of different directions over an extended course of time.” 

Fiore, who was previously a state lawmaker, has used campaign funds to cover payments for food, parties and personal items, according to reports filed with the Secretary of State, including payments to family members such as her daughter, who Fiore says performed services for her campaign. 

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, agents raided Fiore’s home earlier this year. The councilwoman is attempting to discredit reports that the FBI is pursuing the probe.

Fiore did not respond to a request for comment.

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Dana Gentry
Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, two grandsons, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.

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